The title may still suck, but if you were a fan of “Terminator” and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”, you’ve been waiting for this for a very long time now — the resurrection of the Terminator franchise. And if that’s not enough, attach the biggest star among fandom at present in Christian Bale, and how could this thing fail? Well, they also attached McG, too, so that’s not so hot. In any case, “Terminator 4” movie news have been appearing online fast and furious these last few weeks, and here is a quick rundown of what’s been happening in the world of T4.
Up first was the news from early last month that “Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins” was going to be PG-13, the first PG-13 rated installment in the franchise. The producers promise that the lowered rating won’t affect the film’s violence, but come on, who are they kidding? Read all about it
Then later last month, the studio finally released the full, official plot synopsis for “T4”, including news that the movie is currently shooting in New Mexico. What we learned: the movie will be set in the near future, after the war with Skynet; Marcus, a new character, will be introduced; and Kate Connor, a character originally played by Claire Danes in “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”, will return as John Connor’s wife, and played by Charlotte Gainsbourg. Read all about it
Once the official plot synopsis was released, the studio started to release more goodies. First up was the announcement of a production blog that director McG would be adding regularly to to keep fans up to date on the progress of the production. His first (and only, at this time) blog posting was the promise a good movie. What else would he say? The most interesting thing was the first concept art from the movie, showing an aerial Terminator Hunter-Killer over a post-apocalyptic landscape. Read all about it
Then, yesterday, two bit piece of “Terminator 4” news came out. The first had Bryce Dallas Howard replacing British actress Charlotte Gainsbourg as Kate Connor in the movie. Read all about it here
…And in a MAMMOTH SPOILER, AICN got a scoop that was said to REVEAL THE ENDING of “Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins”, and if true, it’s guaranteed to piss you off if you’re a fan of the franchise. Later in the day, CHUD seemed to confirm AICN’s spoiler. Which lead me to this: WTF???? Read all about it
Thus ends a very busy month in “Terminator 4” movie news.